Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cream of Spinach and Pear Soup

Cold winter days...
 Cold winter evenings...
need warm winter soup especially after a walk along the coast...brrrr
This is a winning soup and seems to be a favourite of very cute sister as her bowl was sparkly clean after a few minutes;-)...

So you will need - 

2 bunches fresh spinach
4 pears - peeled and chopped
1 large onion - chopped
1 tsp brown sugar
1 Tblsp butter
5 potatoes - cubed
3 sweet potatoes - cubed
5ml Salt
Ground Black Pepper
3 pinches ground nutmeg
250ml cream

Wash the spinach very well - its not nice to have crunchy spinach soup.
Meanwhile in a pot add the butter, chopped onion and sugar. Cook until nice and brown. 
Add the potatoes, sweet potatoes, pears,salt, pepper, nutmeg and stock to cover all the ingredients.
While cooking you can add a little more water if need be - 
 - not to much as then your soup will be very thin.
Add the spinach. Bring to boil, once spinach has wilted, turn down and let it simmer till everything is cooked through.
Take off the stove and blend with a hand held blender. Add the tub of cream and mix well. Taste and add more salt or pepper if need be
Enjoy with some nice crusty homemade farl...


  1. Loving the soup recipes Shell.......wondering if this will go down with the anti-spinach brigade ;-)

  2. Give it a try Nik - you never know and the pears give it a nice sweet flavour...X

  3. Okay, so i made this tonight - and told the kids I thought it tasted like a green milkshake (those pears do make a difference!)...but the family did not like it. Now I have rivers of soup to eat! Does it freeze well?

  4. Ah no dear children love it, and as I say cute sister asked for more..guess they tend to have a palette for my creations - dont give up! I have not ever frozen this but dont think there would be a problem...just becareful when you defrost as it contains x